Search Results: "Nathaniel Fick"


BOOK REVIEW

ONE BULLET AWAY by Nathaniel Fick
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 3, 2005

"One can hardly imagine a finer boots-on-the-ground chronicle of this open-ended conflict, no matter how long it may last."
From the front lines in the war on terror, a former Marine captain's lucid account of his transformation from privileged college student to fighter in Afghanistan and Iraq. Read full book review >

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NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 4, 1996

"A commendable and well-researched work. (b&w photos, chronology, notes, bibliography, index) (Biography. 12+)"
Whitelaw (William Tecumseh Sherman, p. 111, etc.) presents an unsentimental and clear-eyed portrait of Hawthorne in this entry in the World Writers series. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL MYER by Margaret Sisu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 21, 2014

"An addictive revenge novel with guts and heart."
In Sisu's (The Nude, 2011) unconventional tale of vengeance and redemption, after a vicious gang attacks his well-to-do, suburban family, a father abandons his previously comfortable lifestyle in pursuit of the reckless culprits. Read full book review >

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NATHANIEL WILLY, SCARED SILLY by Judith Mathews
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1994

"No source given. (Folklore/Picture book. 3-7)"
Nathaniel Willy is silly to be scared by a creaking door, but Gramma's sillier yet: each time she closes the door with a ``terrible squeak'' after kissing him good-night, he calls her back without saying why he's so frightened; and she tries to comfort him by bringing him yet another animal—cat, dog, pig, cow—until the bed breaks under the load. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2003

"Hardyesque fantasy, hard to fathom."
Brooding first novel set in rural England. Read full book review >

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THE LOVE AFFAIRS OF NATHANIEL P. by Adelle Waldman
Released: July 16, 2013

"The characters that populate Waldman's world are artistic, creative, funny and intelligent—except when it comes to matters of the heart, for they are constitutionally incapable of making long-term commitments. It would be refreshing to find one mature adult."
Nate Piven's affairs are convoluted, to say the least, and some of his relationships seem to come right out of Seinfeld episodes. Read full book review >

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Nate and the Horseshoe Crabs by Nathaniel Newton
Released: March 11, 2014

"A facile, fairly conflict-free picture book with charming character design and enough science facts to inspire animal lovers to research further."
Several bird friends overcome their reluctance to help unfamiliar animals in a colorful but lightly plotted picture book by debut author/illustrator Newton. Read full book review >

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ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW by Nathaniel Rich
Released: April 2, 2013

"An oddly affectionate portrait of disaster relief that deftly mocks the indemnity mindset of a culture under siege."
A mathematician with a combination of unusual gifts sees the worst coming in this strange rumination on catastrophe prediction. Read full book review >

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THE MAYOR’S TONGUE by Nathaniel Rich
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 2008

"A debut novel that will appeal most to punch-drunk bibliophiles."
A loopy play on literary life from Paris Review editor Rich. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 10, 2005

"A concise and readable look at real-world environmental challenges."
How one American river, the Connecticut, became a focus for often misplaced environmental zeal, political maneuvers of the best and worst kind, hope and suspicion. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 25, 2012

"A well-balanced consideration of both the promise and problems involved in the scientific search for human betterment."
A presentation of two sides of the complex history of eugenics: eradicating disease and improving the human race. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

"Frank builds a solid case that the ban on gays in the military is not only wrong, it is endangering the country."
Wide-ranging critique of the U.S. military's controversial policy. Read full book review >